CUs Kick Off 'Government Relations Rally' with Networking and Preparation

California State Deputy Treasurer Tim Schaefer addressing credit union attendees at the first day of the 2019 California Government Relations Rally (GRR).
California State Deputy Treasurer Tim Schaefer addressing credit union attendees at the first day of the 2019 California Government Relations Rally (GRR).

The California Credit Union League’s 2019 Government Relations Rally (GRR) kicked off on Monday as credit union leaders, board members, and other advocates from across the state arrived in Sacramento to prepare for visits with state legislators on Tuesday.

Members either attended a CEO/ board member roundtable or a first timers advocacy training, which included a tour of the Capitol. Advocacy programming followed featuring state Deputy Treasurer Tim Schaefer and an update from the League’s advocacy team.

Schaefer discussed various Treasurer’s Office program that credit unions can participate in, including the Pooled Money Investment Account (PMIA), through which the State Treasurer invests taxpayers’ money to manage the state’s cash flow and strengthen the financial security of local governmental entities, and the Time Deposit Program—which allows the State Treasurer to place deposits with eligible California financial institutions, including credit unions. By accessing funds through the program, financial institutions can re-invest in the California communities they serve.

A fundraiser for state Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and a member reception capped the day’s events.

(Please visit the League's photo gallery by Wednesday afternoon to see more photos of the 2019 California GRR)

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